GRR: Connor McNerney
The US Naval Academy defeated Central Washington 27-24 in overtime to move on to the Varsity Cup semifinals Saturday.
Navy put in a strong defensive performance, scored a crucial late try, and benefited from several clutch kicks at goal from power-running and multi-skilled No. 8 Connor McNerney (pictured kicking from the tee below right).
Th US Naval Academy put in one of their best defensive efforts Saturday and seem to have turned the corner as they shut out Dartmouth 29-0.
After giving up 151 points in three straight games either side of the Winter Break, Navy held Clemson to ten points on February 19 and now have a shutout to point to.
The US Naval Academy's Varsity Cup buildup got a nice shot in the arm with two wins over the weekend.
Navy took on the Glendale men's club, and won 40-17.
It was what Head Coach Mike Flanagan called "a really good defensive effort coming off a hard, focused week."